Niger floods force 23,000 from homes | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, October 21, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:43 AM, October 21, 2019

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Niger floods force 23,000 from homes

Floods in southeast Niger have forced 23,000 people to flee their homes since early October, officials said Saturday, threatening a new humanitarian crisis in a region already wracked by Boko Haram Islamist violence. Heavy rains have caused the Komadougou Yobe river that flows through the semi-desert Diffa region into Lake Chad to burst its banks, inundating villages, flooding fields and damaging crops. 

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